Phrasal Verbs

impose on

This page is about the phrasal verb impose on


If you impose something on someone, you force them to accept it even if they don't want to.

For example

  • impose sth on sb Robert hates the way some people try to impose their religious beliefs on other people.

  • impose sth on sth The government has limited freedom of information by imposing strict controls on the media.

Quick Quiz

One of their teachers imposes her religious beliefs on her students because she wants them to

a. think for themselves

b. follow her religion

c. have open minds

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